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    Expanding The Monorail Track For A Round Trip

    Rephrased!!!!

    I miss the good ole days when you could board the monorail from DLH and ride into the park getting off in Mananaland/Auto Pialand! I wish they would extend the monorail track so that it would do a complete round trip with possible stops at the Worlds Largest Parking Structure, DTD, all hotels in along Disneyland Drive, and even to Paradise Pier!

    That would be worth the transportation wait! Would anyone else like to see the monorail track expanded to the aforementioned stops?

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    Re: Expanding The Monorail Track For A Round Trip

    The Monorail will go back to doing round trips when the Submarine refurb is finished.

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    Re: Expanding The Monorail Track For A Round Trip

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperbole
    The Monorail will go back to doing round trips when the Submarine refurb is finished.
    Yes true but how long has the Sub ride been down? Going on near 3 years now!

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    Re: Expanding The Monorail Track For A Round Trip

    Quote Originally Posted by WatchYourHeadNStep
    Yes true but how long has the Sub ride been down? Going on near 3 years now!
    It was just in the last month or so (if not mistaken) that you couldn't do round trips.
    They have to close it to get que lines for subs and in summer '07 we will get new cars.
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    Re: Expanding The Monorail Track For A Round Trip

    Quote Originally Posted by WatchYourHeadNStep
    Yes true but how long has the Sub ride been down? Going on near 3 years now!
    Yes, and it will be finished next Summer. Besides, the Monorail was doing round trips up until a couple of months ago.

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    Re: Expanding The Monorail Track For A Round Trip

    In other words -- you'll get your wish very soon.

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    Re: Expanding The Monorail Track For A Round Trip

    Plus it will be new trains next summer!!!!
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    Re: Expanding The Monorail Track For A Round Trip

    More stops on the monorail tracks creates more logistic problems. Say you wanted to go from point A to point B, but you had to go through point C (which I'll call Tomorrowland station). Would you be expected to get off, and then have to wait in line to get to the next destination (under current monorail operations). That would seem a little redundant. Similiarly, if you wanted to go from point A to point B without having to cross point C, would you have to have a resort admission ticket to board the monorail? Assuming you could ride for free between points A and B, how would you control them from not going to point C?

    The "what if?" scenarios grow exponentially with the number of stops involved in the trip. Now the number of problems could be reduced significantly if the monorail stop inside Disneyland was removed. Will this happen anytime soon, highly doubtful. Disneyland is the only park, that I know of, that allows you to actually enter a theme park directly though this type of transportation. Other resorts drop people off outside the main gates, requiring another step just to get into a park. Talk about unique.

    On a side note, even if a 3rd stop was added (say parking structure), you could possibly wait an hour or more just waiting for a seat on the monorail. Unlike the other disney resorts, where they're monorail systems are built for moving MASSES of people around the proporties, the DLR monorail holds a far less number of people, and most people see it as a ride, boarding at Tomorrowland and returning to Tomorrowland. They're not forced to get off at the other stop (currently in shuittle mode, yes they have to get off), or 3rd if there is one. Now if the train leaves Tomorrowland full, they can only replace the number of people who get off at each station. If only 5 get off at a station, then only 5 can board, regardless of how long the line is at each successive station.

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    Re: Expanding The Monorail Track For A Round Trip

    I too miss the old ride in the back of the monorail round trip from the Disneyland hotel. Sometimes when I was a kid we would just to to the Disneyland Hotel get ice cream at Maisy's and then do the round trip. It only cost a couple of dollars, and we had our DL fix for a while at least.

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    Re: Expanding The Monorail Track For A Round Trip

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptPhoebus
    More stops on the monorail tracks creates more logistic problems. Say you wanted to go from point A to point B, but you had to go through point C (which I'll call Tomorrowland station). Would you be expected to get off, and then have to wait in line to get to the next destination (under current monorail operations). That would seem a little redundant. Similiarly, if you wanted to go from point A to point B without having to cross point C, would you have to have a resort admission ticket to board the monorail? Assuming you could ride for free between points A and B, how would you control them from not going to point C?

    The "what if?" scenarios grow exponentially with the number of stops involved in the trip. Now the number of problems could be reduced significantly if the monorail stop inside Disneyland was removed. Will this happen anytime soon, highly doubtful. Disneyland is the only park, that I know of, that allows you to actually enter a theme park directly though this type of transportation. Other resorts drop people off outside the main gates, requiring another step just to get into a park. Talk about unique.

    On a side note, even if a 3rd stop was added (say parking structure), you could possibly wait an hour or more just waiting for a seat on the monorail. Unlike the other disney resorts, where they're monorail systems are built for moving MASSES of people around the proporties, the DLR monorail holds a far less number of people, and most people see it as a ride, boarding at Tomorrowland and returning to Tomorrowland. They're not forced to get off at the other stop (currently in shuittle mode, yes they have to get off), or 3rd if there is one. Now if the train leaves Tomorrowland full, they can only replace the number of people who get off at each station. If only 5 get off at a station, then only 5 can board, regardless of how long the line is at each successive station.

    I don't ride the monorail much
    so correct my memory if I'm wrong
    If you rode from TL (w/ in the last year or so) to DD, didn't you have to get off? I remember at some point them saying it was not a round trip (and i'm not talking about right now where it is mandatory to get off because it's using part of the track for a literal one way trip).
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    Re: Expanding The Monorail Track For A Round Trip

    I agree to turn it into a transportation system again. Its kinda silly otherwise. Its a freakin el train to ? The downtown disney stop is so close to the park that its silly to get on there. Maybe not the monorail but maybe something else could be done to make the "resort" more able to move masses around. Replacing all those gassy busses that idle in the colored zones to take people to their hotels. Maybe a really ambitions project that spans from the DLH all the way down the strip of hotels to the convention center and back. That would be insane and really make it more of a "resort" than a great park, a mall and a weird expansion park that sells booze.

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    Re: Expanding The Monorail Track For A Round Trip

    Quote Originally Posted by paulthespecialist
    I agree to turn it into a transportation system again. Its kinda silly otherwise. Its a freakin el train to ? The downtown disney stop is so close to the park that its silly to get on there. Maybe not the monorail but maybe something else could be done to make the "resort" more able to move masses around. Replacing all those gassy busses that idle in the colored zones to take people to their hotels. Maybe a really ambitions project that spans frim the DLH all the way down the strip of hotels to the convention center and back. That would be insane and really make it more of a resort than an great park, a mall and a weird expansion park that sells booze.

    It would cut down on the crap put into the air w/ the buses.
    I would also now open up some more land.
    I just don't think Disney would pay the bucks out to do it.
    And yes, w/ that you'd now have to have the stop off point at the ticket gate and remove the TL boarding area.
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    Re: Expanding The Monorail Track For A Round Trip

    Quote Originally Posted by Yendorb
    I too miss the old ride in the back of the monorail round trip from the Disneyland hotel. Sometimes when I was a kid we would just to to the Disneyland Hotel get ice cream at Maisy's and then do the round trip. It only cost a couple of dollars, and we had our DL fix for a while at least.
    Yendorb -- I used to do the same thing. Wasn't it fun? Did you ever take your ride during the fireworks? That was the best!

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    Re: Expanding The Monorail Track For A Round Trip

    Quote Originally Posted by DLFreak71
    I don't ride the monorail much
    so correct my memory if I'm wrong
    If you rode from TL (w/ in the last year or so) to DD, didn't you have to get off? I remember at some point them saying it was not a round trip (and i'm not talking about right now where it is mandatory to get off because it's using part of the track for a literal one way trip).
    Yes! Same way it is now. One way only, which means from DD to Tomorrowland, get off, and from Tomorrowland to DD, (backwards) get off.

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    Re: Expanding The Monorail Track For A Round Trip

    I think that while a stop at the parking structure sounds good, it wouldn't be in the long term. Take into consideration the number of people who want to go from DTD to the Parking Structure following either the fireworks, Fantasmic or a parade. Can you imagine the number of people who would want to take the monorail to the structure instead because it is quicker? I think the monorail is much better suited to be an attraction.

    I would be in favor of an additional stop so more monorails could be utilized, perhaps the often rumored stop in Paradise Pier in DCA...

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